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Hong Kong is a populous, captivating hub of cultural mixes and unique identity that draws an international crowd year-round. If you’re travelling through, make sure you’ve got your holiday cash.
You can order online with Post Office and get our best rates. Buying when the exchange rate is good means that you can lock in the rate. Choose to get your online currency orders delivered to your home or collect it from any of our branches – use our branch finder tool to find your nearest participating branch. Or you can order in one of our thousands of participating branches if you prefer to pop in. If you order by 3pm, collection or delivery can be as soon as the next working day.
Another option is to load up a Travel Money Card with Hong Kong dollars. Our prepaid Mastercard® can be used anywhere you see the Mastercard or contactless payment sign. Hong Kong is very plastic-friendly, but if you do need cash then you can use your TMC to make withdrawals from the many ATMs, but be sure to check that they accept Mastercard® before using.
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Hong Kong isn’t famous for its budget holidays, but by spending wisely you can still do things without breaking the bank. Or, if you’re planning the holiday of a lifetime, there’s more than enough high-end cultural fare on offer to keep you entertained for as long as you’re there.
Accommodation and food are the main expenses, and both can be done cheaply – but Hong Kong isn’t a particular hotspot for backpackers. Of course, hostel stays are available, but you will have more choice if you aim for hotel accommodation.
Noodle bars can offer cheap and delicious food and from there the sky’s the limit for what you can spend on fine dining. Hong Kong is a foodie’s dream, with its unique history and mix of cultural traditions all going into the pot of the city’s cuisine.
The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency of Hong Kong, which is a Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong has been a relatively prosperous economy – particularly considering its size – and the HKD is one of the most traded currencies in the world.
HKD banknotes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Dollars are divided into 100 cents, and the Hong Kong currency has 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. There are also 1, 2, 5 and 10 dollar coins.
The Hong Kong dollar is only used as currency in Hong Kong, however it is commonly traded on the stock exchange.
You can buy Hong Kong dollars online with Post Office. Our best rates are available online and you’ve got several options for how to get your cash. You can choose Click & Collect, where you can pick your Hong Kong dollars up in your nearest branch – the next working day if you order by 3pm. If you choose home delivery instead, we’ll send your cash using Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, meaning it’ll be with you the next working day if you order before 3pm.
We can deliver on Saturdays for a small, £1.50 charge. For orders under £500, delivery costs £4.99. It’s free on all orders of £500 or more. Please note that the maximum amount of foreign currency you can buy is £2,500.
Hong Kong dollars are one of 23 currencies available on our Travel Money Card – the prepaid Mastercard® that lets you use contactless payment, withdraw cash from ATMs as long as they accept Mastercard®, pay using chip and PIN, and is even compatible with Apple Pay and Google Pay. Manage your TMC from our free Travel app and do tons more too – from buying travel insurance to checking your holiday spending.
The highest-value Hong Kong dollar banknote is HKD1,000.
The smallest coin in Hong Kong’s currency is 10 cents. These are seldom useful and it’s unlikely you’ll see them.
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